Expansion Manager for Austria
Volt Europa, the pan-European political movement, is seeking an Expansion Manager to help us build and grow our organisation in Austria.
Do you share our passion for Europe and want to make a positive impact in your community? Are you enthusiastic about building diverse communities and empowering volunteers to contribute to a common cause?
The Expansion Manager will work closely with the European team and the national team of Volt Austria to build and execute strategies to expand their member bases. You will contribute to launching, empowering, and organising local teams, while giving special attention to increasing representation and participation of women and minority groups. You will work with a variety of stakeholders, both on the national level and within our European team, and you will be expected to focus on building resources for the 2024 European elections.
Your main responsibilities will be
- Develop and implement growth strategies in order to scale-up Volt Austria.
- Identify and create meaningful relationships with potential partners such as civil society organisations, local NGOs, activist groups, journalists, and other relevant stakeholders.
- Support membership growth of Volt Austria.
- Work with members of Volt Europa both on the European and national level to ensure expansion of the team of Volt Austria.
What we look for in you
- You have an understanding of the political landscape in Austria.
- You have experience with scaling of small organisations and with management of volunteers and interns.
- You have the ability to identify and create meaningful relationships with potential partners like civil society organisations.
- You are organised and self-reliant: you can manage a budget and report on growth metrics to track progress and identify areas of improvement.
- You are able to manage different stakeholders to ensure alignment and coordination of efforts.
- You are able to speak at a C1 level in German
What we offer
- You will meet and work with like-minded people, representing the richness of Europe's people on a daily basis.
- You will be expected to travel across Austria to help set up local teams.
- We offer a high level of flexibility regarding how you organise your work.
- The target salary is 32k€ gross salary per year, to be adjusted depending on your profile and experience. A separate budget is provided for travel.
- 30 days of holiday per contract year (in addition to bank holidays).
- You contribute to shaping Volt's success in Europe, will grow with our party and movement, and can have a positive impact on European society.
If you're based in Austria, are passionate about the prospect of travelling to build communities, and are native in German and fluent in English, then we invite you to apply!
It does not matter what gender you identify with, whether you have a disability, who you love, what the colour of your skin is, what your faith is. We believe the power of diversity achieves better results for our society at large. We can only be the inclusive political movement we aspire to be, if we represent different voices and perspectives in our society.
Join our team and help scale up Volt’s impact in Austria! You will contribute to shaping Volt’s success, grow your competences together with our community, and have a positive impact on European society.
How to apply:
We welcome applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. To apply, please submit a CV and complete our application form, which includes answering questions about your skills and qualifications. Our goal is to evaluate all applicants objectively, so we do not require a cover letter. Please prepare your responses thoughtfully, as we will only select applicants for interviews based on the information provided in the form. Interviews begin on a rolling basis, i.e. we interview in parallel with reviewing applications. Therefore, early applications are highly desired, as the application process is completed when the right candidate is found. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
- What strategies have you previously used to expand and grow an organisation's membership base? How did you measure the success of those strategies, and what areas did you identify for improvement?
- How have you worked to ensure that your organisation is inclusive of individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives? Can you describe a situation in which you successfully increased the representation of marginalised groups within an organisation or community?
- What political opportunities do you think exist in Austria? In this role, what would you do to leverage these?
- How do you plan to build relationships with potential partners and stakeholders in Austria? Can you give an example of a partnership or collaboration that you successfully facilitated in the past?
- How do you plan to manage and organise teams across Austria, especially in areas where there may not be an established political presence? How will you ensure that volunteers and members are empowered and engaged in the organisation's mission?
- Let’s imagine that you are in this role, and there is a major city where there is only one team member who only has one hour to give to Volt per week. The context is favourable because it’s a university town, with a high student population and significant expat community. You need this team to have a meaningful impact for the European elections, and want to grow it accordingly. How do you approach this scenario?